Become a savvy space saver with these five tips to make the most of a small space.
Lack of space can often be a hurdle when it comes to decorating and furnishing your home. However, with the right tips and tricks, even the smallest of spaces can be made to look and feel bigger and more welcoming. From strategically placed mirrors to smart storage solutions, here are our five favourite ways to open up a small space.
1. Pull furniture away from the walls
By pulling bigger furniture items, such as the sofa, away from the walls, you’ll create the impression of space and make the room feel more open, even if it is just a few inches away from the wall. Buying a sofa with exposed legs – such as our Petersham or Hampstead styles – will add even more space to your room.
2. Add a little reflection
Probably the most well-known space-creating technique is strategically placing mirrors around the room to create the illusion of space. Placing a mirror opposite a window is a wonderful way to reflect extra light and help make the room feel larger.
3. Get smart with storage
Both beautiful and practical, ottomans are a great storage solution and make for a wonderful reading nook underneath a window, while also keeping unsightly clutter cleverly concealed.
4. Try a trick of light
Overhead lighting can draw all of the light into one space, making your room look smaller. By using a selection of floor lamps, table lamps and small ceiling lights, your eyes will be drawn to all corners of the room.
5. Separate the room with rugs
By using multiple rugs you can separate a room into several smaller ‘zones’. Think of how you use the room and map out rugs accordingly – for example you may have a reception room with a seating area, bookcase and dining area. Try a larger rug by the sofa(s), another by the bookcase and a third to section off the dining-table area of the room to create designated spaces to entertain in.
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